ZR5 Self-Propelled Baler

Big-time operators need a big-time machine to do big-time things. This first of its kind – the ZR5 self-propelled baler makes quick work of any field while offering an unprecedented level of operator comfort and maneuverability.  Automating parts of the baling process, the ZR5 aims to reduce the number of steps an operator must complete to make a bale as well as provide the ability to automatically make real-time adjustments based on field, crop and operator inputs.  Get ready to go big time and let the ZR5 change the way you put up hay.  

Features and benefits

  • Unprecedented ride quality is achieved through patent-pending suspension technology.  Operators experience a smoother, more comfortable ride with the cab uniquely positioned over the suspension.
  • Spend less time turning and more time baling with the zero-turn capability of the ZR5.  When it’s time to drive on the road, switch to Transport Mode which disengages the zero-turn capability.
  • In the cab, experience wide-field visibility and the camera system allows the operator to easily monitor crop entering the chamber.  
  • Key parts of the baling process are automated when using the ZR5.  When the desired bale size is achieved, the machine will stop automatically, begin tying, quarter turn for bale ejection (if desired), open and close the tailgate and return to where it was in the windrow.  To begin baling again, simply push the “Go” button. 
  • Hydraulically driven, the ZR5 can make baling adjustments in real-time based on field and crop conditions or baler and operator inputs.    
  • Maintenance is easy to perform with the ZR5.  In just a few minutes, the bale chamber can be removed to perform maintenance.  Once maintenance is complete, it can just as easily be reinstalled.
  • Integrated quarter-turn technology allows the operator to eject bales to the right, left or straight back.  Using the left or right option, bales are positioned parallel with the windrow allowing for more efficiency when picking up bales.  When loading bales positioned using the quarter-turn technology, the process of picking up bales can be up to 35% faster.
  • Transport speeds of 30+ mph allow operators to quickly get from field-to-field or home after a long day of baling.
Vermeer Corporation reserves the right to make changes in engineering, design, and specifications; add improvements; or discontinue manufacturing at any time without notice or obligation. Equipment shown is for illustrative purposes only and may display optional or global-region specific features, accessories or components. Please contact your local Vermeer dealer for more information on machine specifications. Vermeer, the Vermeer logo, Equipped to Do More and Navigator are trademarks of Vermeer Manufacturing Company in the U.S. and/or other countries © 2019 Vermeer Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Length with Netwrap and Ramp 248 in 629.9 cm
Height 124 in 315 cm
Width 142 in 360.7 cm
Weight 19500 lbs 8845.1 kg
Engine 200 hp (149.1 kW) Cummins Stage V 4.5L Engine
Ground Drive 2 Speed Hydrostatic
Maximum Road Speed 30+ mph (48.3+ kph)
Maximum Baling Speed 12 mph 19.3 km/h
Rear Tire 18.4 R38
Front Tire 21.5L 16.1 Hwy
Fuel Capacity 93 gal 352 L
DEF Capacity 8.8 gal 33.3 L
Suspension Double A-arm independent hydraulic suspension
Inclinometer 2-axis
Cab Deluxe cab
Seats Leather, heated, air-conditioned, air ride, adjustable
Display 10.4 in (26.4 cm) color touchscreen with soft keys
Entertainment AM/FM Bluetooth with auxiliary input
Steering Tilt and telescoping
Camera Pickup view and tailgate view with auto changing color/infrared display
Standard Details Dual steering mode, counter steer, automation mode, trainer seat, LED work lights, beverage cooler, in-cab heat, in-cab air conditioning
Bale Diameter 72 in 182.9 cm
Bale Width 61 in 154.9 cm
Bale Weight Up to 2400 lbs.
Number of Belts (8) 6.8 in (17.3 cm)
Roller Chain Single 50, Single 60, Single 80, O-ring on 60 and 80
Drive Rollers 5.5 in (14.0 cm)
Drum Roller 12 in 30.5 cm
Idler Rollers 4.75 in (12.1 cm), 5.5 in (14.0 cm)
Start Rollers 4.5 in 11.4 cm
Netwrap Friction pan onto main belts
Net Storage Storage location for extra roll of net
Drive System Hydrostatic
Lubrication Auto-lube greasing system
Bale Formation Open throat vertical chamber with drum, hydraulic belt tension
Pickup Width (Tooth to Tooth) 77 in 195.6 cm
Pickup Width (Flare to Flare) 90 in 228.6 cm
Tooth Bars (10) 5 right, 5 left
Number of Teeth (65) Rubber-mounted double tines with 3 1/16 in (7.8 cm) spacing
Drive System Hydraulic
Standard Details Hydraulic pickup lift, powered windguard
Vermeer Corporation reserves the right to make changes in engineering, design, and specifications; add improvements; or discontinue manufacturing at any time without notice or obligation. Equipment shown is for illustrative purposes only and may display optional or global-region specific features, accessories or components. Please contact your local Vermeer dealer for more information on machine specifications. Vermeer, the Vermeer logo, Equipped to Do More and Navigator are trademarks of Vermeer Manufacturing Company in the U.S. and/or other countries © 2019 Vermeer Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Videos

Baling with the ZR5 Self-Propelled Baler - 360 Video

Take a virtual ride in the ZR5-1200 and click around the video to get a 360-degree view of the self-propelled baler.

Images

ZR5 Self-Propelled Baler

Recent news

August 28, 2018
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September 13, 2017
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The ZR5 self-propelled baler offers unprecedented ride quality using patent-pending suspension technology.  It also aims to reduce the number of steps an operator takes to produce a bale. This comparison illustrates the differences between the ZR5 and a conventional tractor-baler combination. 

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